Masakage Yuki Bunka 170mm

The bunka is a multi-purpose knife that can be used similarly to a gyuto, western chef knife, or santoku. The most characteristic feature of the bunka is the delicate reverse tanto tip, which is especially helpful for cutting proteins, such as fish and meat. The flat profile of the blade makes these knives more well suited to push cuts and chopping, rather than a rocking motion.

*Masakage knives are handcrafted and will vary in length by a few millimeters. 


Shirogami #2 Carbon Steel with Stainless Steel Cladding

Handle Oval Magnolia Wood handle with Dyed Red Pakka Ferrule
Edge 50/50
HRc 62-63
Blacksmith Hiroshi Kato san
Takefu Village, Echizen, Japan

The Masakage Yuki Collection is handmade by Hiroshi Kato san , who has over 50 years of knife making experience.

The collection name is derived from the nashiji finish on the blade, which is reminiscent of snow, or Yuki in Japanese. The blade core is forged from Shirogami #2 (white #2) carbon steel and has stainless steel cladding. The blade edge gives the user many of the benefits of carbon steel, such as being easy to sharpen, having good edge retention, and a smooth performance, while the stainless steel cladding offers protection to the face of at the blade. Because the core steel of this knife is carbon steel, it is important to follow proper knife care for carbon steel blades, so that a proper patina forms and the edge does not rust.

With a 50/50 edge bevel and oval handle these knives are good for both left- and right-handed users. These knives have a magnolia wood handle and red dyed pakka wood ferrule, giving them a light feel and modern look.


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